Seminars & Webinars: TSCA

March 2017

SCHC Spring Meeting, March 24 - 28, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication Spring 2017 meeting featured a presentation by Sheryl Lindros Dolan: "Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World: Comparing CBI Requirements of the TSCA Reform Act to ASHA HCS 2012, Appendix E".

February 2017

GlobalChem 2017, February 22-24, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The two-day Conference covered the latest developments in chemical regulations. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group were exhibitors.

ABA SEER Brownbag Lunch Program: Implementing the 2016 TSCA Amendments - Progress & Prognosis, February 22, 2017, Washington D.C.

Implementing the 2016 TSCA Amendments- Progress & Prognosis was a lively discussion with a group of experts and advocates to review EPA’s progress in implementing the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Speakers included:

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Richard Denison, Lead Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Jim Jones, Former Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
and others.

Environmental Law Institute CLE Program 2017, February 9 - 10, 2017, Washington D.C. and Webcast

Stay current in this ever-changing area of law by attending ALI - ELI Environmental Law 2017. In just two days, balanced panels explored the key developments in our natural resources, climate, chemicals, and endangered species, as well as what is ahead from the Supreme Court and a new administration and Congress.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson led a panel on TSCA.

December 2016

TSCA Reformed: What Do European Companies Need To Know?, December 7, 2016, Berlin, Germany

Chemical Watch presented "TSCA Reformed: What Do European Companies Need To Know?," a one-day forum that provided for European stakeholders an overview of the new law and major changes to TSCA.  Lynn L. Bergeson presented "The New TSCA: Overview and Summary of Major Changes".

November 2016

Chemical Watch Enforcement Summit Europe 2016, November 3 - 4, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Chemical Watch’s Enforcement Summit Europe 2016 provided a unique opportunity to join with a panel of more than twenty experts - including EU and Member State officials, regulatory managers from industry and professional advisers - as they shared their authoritative perspectives and understanding of both European and global regulatory enforcement challenges, in a relaxed, informal environment. Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson presented "TSCA Reform, Next Generation Compliance, and Enforcement Initiatives in the US" on Friday, November 4, 2016.

October 2016

Chemical Watch US Regulatory Summit, October 27 - 28, 2016, Arlington, Virginia

The Chemical Watch US Regulatory Summit includes presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, brings together over 25 experts in global chemicals regulation.  B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson, Chairman of Day One of the Summit, led the session on TSCA reform along with B&C Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor Charles M. Auer.

Algae Biomass Organization Summit, October 23-26, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona

The Algae Biomass Summit was the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products went to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers conversed with utility executives, and where researchers and technology developers rubbed elbows with venture capitalists. Acta affiliate B&C was a proud sponsor. Acta and B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler chaired "Legal, IP, and Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities" on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

ChemCon The Americas 2016, October 17 - 21, 2016, Toronto, Canada

ChemCon The Americas is the premier global chemical control conference offering the most authoritative speakers, most in-depth sessions, and broadest global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. B&C and Acta were proud sponsors. The full ChemCon agenda is available online. Lynn L. Bergeson presented during a special pre-conference workshop on the new TSCA  Monday, October 17, 2016Michael S. Wenk presented "Lessons Learned by Industry in Middle and South America" on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  A video overview of the ChemCon experience -- the sessions, exhibition, and networking and socializing opportunities -- is available on ChemCon's YouTube channel

September 2016

Prop 65 and Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Annual Conference, September 15-16, 2016, San Francisco, California

Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was proud to once again be a sponsor of the Prop 65 and Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Annual Conference. The Prop. 65 Conference, held Thursday, September 15, 2016, included panels discussing what to expect from proposed changes to the Prop. 65 Warning Regulations and the Attorney General's Prop. 65 Regulations.  The Green Chemistry Conference, held Friday, September 16, 2016,  focused on the new TSCA legislation. A former Senior Advisor to the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg lead the discussion on TSCA and B&C shared our insight regarding impacts on innovation and new chemicals.

WEBINAR - The New TSCA Webinar 3: Inventory, CDR, and CBI, September 12, 2016 11:00 a.m. EDT

Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. has collaborated with Chemical Watch in assembling an impressive faculty of TSCA experts representing the perspectives of industry, environmental organizations, and U.S. federal and state regulatory authorities to present a series of complimentary webinars.  This third webinar in the series will cover Section 8: Reporting and Retention of Information, and Section 14: Confidential Business Information (CBI). Register online. Presenters include:

  • Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
  • Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., former senior staff scientist in OPPT and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program
  • Kelly Franklin, Chemical Watch
  • Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President, B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C.
Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Asia, September 7-8, 2016, Hong Kong

Chemical Watch's third annual Regulatory Summit Asia brings together experts from government, industry, and professional advisers to share special perspectives and understanding of global chemical regulatory challenges facing industry. Acta Toxicologist J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® will present on U.S. regulatory developments, including the newly amended TSCA.

July 2016

WEBINAR -- The New TSCA Series Webinar 2: Impacts on New Chemical Programs, July 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Chemical Watch complimentary webinar series on the "new" TSCA.  The second webinar, “The New TSCA: Impacts on New and Existing Chemicals Programs,” took a deeper dive into the profound changes that the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) makes to TSCA Sections 4, 5, and 6. Panelists include:

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta; 

Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund; 

Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);

Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Senior Regulatory Chemist, Acta, former Director of the Risk Management Division in OPPT; and 

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Acta, former senior staff scientist in OPPT and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program.

WEBINAR—The Story of TSCA Reform, July 14, 2016, 2:30 p.m. EDT

An Environmental Law Institute (ELI) Seminar and Webinar.

ELI to examined the unique history of TSCA reform, and we heard from people and organizations critical to its ultimate success. Speakers shared insight from the road to reform and fielded questions from the audience.

Panelists:
John Pendergrass, VP of Programs & Publications, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell PC
Sarah Brozena, Senior Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council
Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council (invited)
Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention, US EPA
David J. McCarthy, Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Senator Tom Udall, US Senate (D-NM)

June 2016

WEBINAR -- American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmChamEU), The New TSCA - - Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect It, June 29, 2016

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta,  presented updates regarding TSCA Reform to the members of AmChamEU and United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

WEBINAR -- ABA PCRRTK Presents TSCA Reform Legislation – Update and Primer, June 28, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Pesticides, Chemical Regulation & Right-to-Know Committee held a special webinar to review the TSCA Reform legislation, provide insight about the reconciliation negotiations, and consider how the legislation will be likely affect EPA resources and decision making, the regulated community, consumers and public interest organizations, and the environment. Speakers included:

Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, US EPA

Alex Dunn, Executive Director & General Counsel, Environmental Council of the States

Mike Walls, VP Regulatory & Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council

Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta  

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 14-16, 2016, Portland, Oregon

The longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. B&C is a proud sponsor. Acta Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presents a session "U.S. Market Pressures and the Battle between Hazard and Risk" on June 15, 2016. For a copy of this presentation, contact renlger@lawbc.com.

WEBINAR -- The New TSCA – Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect It, June 13, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Chemical Watch complimentary webinar series on the "new" TSCA.  The first webinar, "TSCA Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect It" features panelists Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund; Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell P.C., former EPA Assistant Administrator for Toxics.

PLI Environmental Regulation 2016: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, June 10, 2016, New York, New York, and webcast

Practicing Law Institute’s Environmental Regulation 2016 is a 1-day program that will review recent activities in environmental regulation affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations.  The program will cover the impact of recent court decisions, new regulations and initiatives affecting regulated entities, and practical suggestions for management and compliance.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson is a member of faculty, and will teach the session “Chemical Management - - What You Need to Know about TSCA, Compliance, and Business Risk.”

May 2016

WEBINAR: 2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Don’t Despair; Get Prepared!, May 3, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was pleased to offer a complimentary webinar, “2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Don’t Despair; Get Prepared!”, that included a review of the CDR reporting elements, a highlight of changes that will come into play for 2016, and some practical tips on how to get prepared. The webinar was presented on May 3, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT), and consisted of 45 minutes of presentation, followed by a 15 minute Q&A period.  For a copy of the webinar materials, contact hlewis@lawbc.com.

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